It is Wednesday morning and I’m sitting in Anaheim, California, at the Disneyland Hotel for the 2014 instance of StarWest.  Like many conferences, there are a couple days of training and tutorials before the conference itself.  Monday and Tuesday were the tutorial days for this conference. 

Monday morning I spent working on day-job stuff, that afternoon I spent preparing for the presentation I am giving later today.  Tuesday morning, more day-job stuff in the morning, then met and sat in some conversations with testers around ideas about testing.  (Sorry, Paul, when I tried to get back into your tutorial, the nice lady at the door said I had the wrong code on my name tag.)

Lee Copeland gave opening remarks for the day – and Julie Gardner is launching the first keynote of the conference. 

Julie tweets at @cheekytester and is talking on “glueware” – the stuff that puts systems together and helps them stick. 

Central to that is the idea of communication – and the difference between information and communication.  AND – my battery is going.  Summary later!